Picked up a used XTR M960 a couple of years ago. Cut the mounting arms down, removed both large and small rings. Then sent to Shawneebikes and had him work his magic.
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Mounted a custom 32t ring from Homebrewedcompontents (you take your chances if you order anything form the guy now days)
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Sent it out to have it smoothed out and ceramic coated!
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Installed on my current ride: Vassago Jabberwocky
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Couldn't be happier...well actually, I wish the BCD was a more standard size, 104 vs the 102 as finding rings is somewhat difficult since HBC has become unreliable at best IMO.
Don't over think it! You can covert darn near any crank into SS. If money is an issue then running a Truvativ is fine. Personally, I wouldn't mind trying the new Sram X1 crank (supposed to be for 1x10 set up or something like that) I am thinking it will have some wacked out BCD as well (could be wrong...haven't done any research, just saw a single picture of it once).
09 Pinella w/ Record 10spdhttp://1spd.blogspot.com/